Free Online Library: Stassen. Deogratias.(Brief article, Book review) by “Kliatt”; Business Publishing industry Library and information science Books Book. Stassen’s interweaving of the aftermath of the genocide and the events leading up to it Deogratias, a Hutu youth barely out of his teens, now appears as a. The winner of the Goscinny Prize for outstanding graphic novel script, this is the harrowing tale of the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda, as seen through the e.

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This is one of the most intense, gripping graphic novels to date; libraries with other factually themed titles, such as those by Joe Sacco, Marjane Satrapi, and Art Spiegelman, should purchase it. Books by Jean-Philippe Stassen. Shoot me an e-mail my alternate is katepolakmacdonald gmail. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Stassen is a journalist who lives in Rwanda, and his art is bold and clear, using different color palettes to seamlessly shift between before and after.

Open Preview See a Problem? I think this book would be effective in a classroom setting. I like knowing the history and stories about Rwanda. I also wish that this particular story wasn’t told i Even though it grates against my bibliophilic tendencies I am looking for ways to incorporate graphic novels into education and had hoped that this one about the Rwandan genocide could be a possibility, but I’m not so sure.

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There is no catharsis, only the realization that even justice turns its champion into a monster. I also wish that this particular story wasn’t told in flashback.


For me, the novel gives a whole new meaning to the term “divide and conquer. This graphic novel reveals the life of Deogratias, deogfatias Hutu in Rwanda, and how the genocide affected his life.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. While the differences are significant, it is also delgratias remarking on the similarities. They explain empathy and its potentially negative ends in detail.

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I was struck, emotionally, by the plight of Deogratias as he suffers mentally in the brutal aftermath of the genocide. It is revealed that she and Father Stanislass where once lovers.

His madness Deogratias, the protagonist of this graphic novel, is a young boy, living in a country torn by ethnic strife as the Hutu prepare and eventually attempt to eliminate the Tutsi. This is a tough book to deogratiae.

I recommend this for use in a high school classroom because of the permanence of the topic and the importance of the history of the genocide. He is staring intently at the beer he is pouring into the glass, while the French sergeant looks briefly confused.

Stqssen think the art is just okay now, and the story sort of opaque and not that insightful about the genocide. Gives a personal touch to the aftermath of the conflict. Readers can also use the panels to help them determine the setting of the story – post-genocide or within a flashback – by looking at the outline of the panels.

Deogratias – The main character of the book. There is an introduction in the beginning of the book that gives a brief background of the incident which helps the reader to better understand the novel. Not for young readers.


A Tale of Rwanda successfully depicts an individualized perspective of the genocide and would be a great addition to a lesson on the history of this devastating event. Feb 04, Delphine Durst rated it it was amazing.

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I wasn’t expecting this kind of story. This book is about a horrific genocide that took place in Rwanda, Africa as recent as ! Deogratias is at a bar and meets an old friend, a French sergeant. View all 5 comments. deogratoas

Then I noticed the absence of dogs. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest ztassen through seller support? Discover what to read next. The visual images t Although the graphic novel is comparable to that of a comic book in appearance, this particular graphic novel is anything but comical.

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This is only tangentially related to the analysis of the comic above, but taking the broad perspective two decades on from the Stasssn genocide, the siren song of empathy becomes even more troublesome. The story is told by going back and forth to the time of the genocide deogratizs Deogratias’ memories.

A small section at the b I had never seen a graphic novel about the Rwandan genocide, so the novelty will grab some readers.